Thursday, January 24, 2013

Big Dog Hollow

It is so much fun having a new project to work on AND knowing the other rugs have been finished, bound and no longer a UFO (for you newbies that means Un-Finished Objects).  What's more fun with this Big Dog Hollow design is that it allows me to pull wool from my worm baskets and they just add to the old look of the piece.  

Okay, okay, there are times when I hook a worm in and it isn't right but most of the time when you hook in that random piece of wool you just feel it was hooked by a woman who used 'what she had'.  But hooking antique adaptations feels so good to me because that is what first brought me to rug hooking.  I loved the magazine Country Living and adored the antique rugs on the walls, above the fireplace mantel, below the hearth, on the floor or the harvest table.  Those were the rugs that beckoned me to become a rug hooker.

Have I teased you enough?  Well..... first..... I could have accomplished more than this since starting it but have had a few annual physicals which took precious time from my hooking.

Okay, promise this is it.  Here is what Big Dog Hollow looks like right now.  It measures 27 1/2 x 34 and so far have used #8 and #8.5 cuts but when I get to the rabbit, cat and smaller motifs will use a somewhat smaller cut.
That star was hooked in before the background started.  Actually that is why I started the background ~ I wanted to see if that color star would work or if I should use another of my worms for the stars.  And just might vary the star wool colors  to the right just a smidgen to see which color works best.

Thanks for dropping by and sorry I don't have more to report on the progress of this rug.  AND, Kathy, if you are reading my blog would like to thank you for even considering me to do a pattern swap.  



  1. Saundra ~
    What a fun rug this is going to be. I don't think I could ever hook anything with so much detail.
    I know this rug is B-I-G. Please be sure to post the size.
    Geez! I wish you lived closer (or I lived closer to you). I could learn so much and be so inspired by you.
    Hugs :)

  2. It's beautiful ! I think doing a big rug , and being able to use up wormies, would be such fun !! the colors you have so far are perfect !
    Uggh ! sometimes the idea of having a Dr. appt the next day gets me bummed out, not wanting to leave the house if I'm working on a project ... I am such a homebody anyways, though....

  3. Hooked by a woman who "used what she had". I love that statement.
    Making "something from nothing" !
    Can hardly wait to see this Rug progress.

  4. This much detail is daunting to me. What size is the rug and what size cut wool are you using? I can't wait to see your progress.

    Thanks for sharing.


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